Eelyn Lee is an award-winning artist and filmmaker who has exhibited across UK including Barbican, Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery as well as internationally in Paris, Berlin, Bogotá and Toronto.
Eelyn’s socially engaged practice combines collective research, devised theatre, screen writing and filmmaking to create frameworks for ensembles of collaborators to work together. Her Chinese/English heritage motivates her interest in race, identity and ’othering’
Recent commissions include The River Project, an exploration of monsters, fear and the gothic, and a creative documentary about Britishness.
Eelyn co-founded Social Art Network who in 2018 co-convened the Social Art Summit, an artist-led review of socially engaged arts practice in UK and Beyond.
That we would see something translated so profoundly from a theatrical space to a cinematic one in just a handful of days is really extraordinary... A wonderful paradox."
Gareth Evans, film curator (Whitechapel Gallery) on Monster